Egg Noodles my way

    Holidays are over!! Happy New Year!!    Back to cooking, I say! and don’t get me wrong I have been cooking some these days, but there was no time, and I wasn’t really in the mood, for taking pictures.     First of all, I did not have noodles on my Christmas menu,…

Pizzzzaaaaa

This time with arugula and shrimp… and Prague ham. Make your own dough, that’s the secret! Dough: 1 cup warm water 1/2 tbs brown sugar 1/2 sea salt 2 tbs good olive oil 3 cups unbleached white flour    Put the water together with the yeast in a large bowl and mix it well with…

Eggplant Bruschetta with Capers (in pictures)

    Christmas is just around the corner and I bet everybody is looking for recipes to impress their loved ones. As I find appetizers the trickiest, I’ve been trying to come up with some new visuall appeling but also tasty recipes.   You need:   1/2 eggplant capers 1/2 cup parmesan 1 cup mozzarella…

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

    Ok, this is no rocket science! It looks really good on a festive menu and it’s really delicious.   You need: 12 asparagus spears 12 prosciutto slices sea salt 1 tbs olive oil   Fill a pot with water, add sea salt and olive oil and bring it to a boil. Place 4…

Ciabatta Bread with Kalamata Olives

    Back to bread! To be honest I didn’t pay much attention to measurements this time, but you can hardly go wrong when you make bread, all you have to do it’s add flour until the dough is thick enough.   You need: 1 tbs dry yeast 1 tbs sugar 1/3 tbs pink salt…

Creamy Shrimp Risotto with Mushrooms

    Just for the record, I had a salad today! 😀 But this risotto was the perfect meal for the kind of weather we’ve experienced today (ice-cold rain). Plus, Saint Nicholas left Three Saints in someone’s shoes! Yeah, I know, shrimp should be paired with white wine but I really enjoy my “reds”!  …

Zucchini Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  And there comes the day when you weigh yourself after baking several cakes and using parmesan and sour cream in almost everything you cook… Not a pretty sight! Starting from today I will post more ¨healthy¨dishes, which means for me less meat, any kind of cheese (my love), butter, sour cream… you get the…

Chicken Liver with Noodles

    Chicken liver might not be something very popular in US, but it was one of my family’s favorite dish back home. Hence, once in a while, when I find chicken liver in stores, I enjoy creating new food combinations using it.   You need: a pound chicken liver 1/2 cup red wine 3…

Salmon in Wine Sauce with Capers and Dill

  This dish was intense! I think it’s about time I confessed that most of the recipes are first time made, so most of times I cook is surprise- surprise… I never actually made something that was impossible to eat… or maybe once or twice, I used to use to much salt. Anyhow, what I…

Steak Topped with Mushroom and Onion Sauté

    Screenplay: Characters:   3 – 4 tbs olive oil 1/2 tbs basil 1/2 tbs oregano chili flakes pink salt & pepper 1 rib eye steak 1 yellow onion 1/2 parsley flakes 5 brown champignon mushrooms 4 white champignon mushrooms     Olive oil, that’s how most cooking stories begin (or butter if’ you’re…